I have a person swimming in a bottle of liquor rather than drinking the liquor – now that is excess!

tipple \TIP-uhl\ , verb;
1. To drink intoxicating liquor, esp. habitually or to some excess.
2. To drink (intoxicating liquor), esp. repeatedly, in small quantities.

1. Intoxicating liquor.
2. A device that tilts or overturns a freight car to dump its contents.

Although we’re pretty sure that soccer fans will find a way to tipple with or without the council’s thumbs-up, it’s nice to know that the city’s bar owners can get in on the action.
— Karon Liu, “City May Allow Soccer Fans-to Drink at-10 a.m. During-World Cup,” Toronto Life

Tipple is a back formation from the Middle English tipeler, “to tap.” Tipsy is also related.


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